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Govt mulling options to enforce ban on e-cigarettes, nicotine flavoured hookahs
Apex research body - the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended a "complete ban" on ENDS, saying their use can initiate nicotine addiction among non-smokers also.

Last Mughal emperor’s descendant promises gold brick for Ram temple
Tucy petitioned the Supreme Court to implead him in the Babri masjid dispute.

Ex-defence officers and bureaucrats move SC against Centre's decision on Article 370
They sought directions declaring presidential orders of August 5 as "unconstitutional, void and inoperative".

PM Modi's I-Day speech thought provoking, extremely courageous: Shatrughan Sinha
Contrary to his party's stand, Sinha had also welcomed the passage of Triple Talaq Bill by both houses of the Parliament and had termed it a milestone.

Telangana’s school textbook writers don’t know how babies are born
Given the extent to which medical science has evolved, there is no unanswered mystery behind how babies are born. Even an internet-savvy teenager will decipher the birds and bees without batting an eyelid.

Mobile Internet services again snapped in Jammu region '
, Jammu Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh had warned of strict action against anyone circulating fake messages or videos on social media.

Democracy, education aim to set us free: PM Modi tells students, parliamentarians in Bhutan
PM Modi reiterated India's stand on cooperating in newer areas of bilateral ties with Bhutan.

Jagan Mohan Reddy taking revenge from Chandrababu Naidu: BJP MP
The former Union Minister also said that he had advised Naidu not to leave the NDA but he did not listen.

If talks take place with Pakistan, it will be on PoK: Rajnath Singh
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said that if New Delhi and Islamabad ever hold any talks in future, it will be only about ‘Pakistan occupied Kashmir.’ "Our neighbour is knocking doors of the international community and saying India has made a mistake. If talks are held with Pakistan, it will now be on PoK," the defence minister said.

J&K: Jawans on alert to keep Kashmir safe
In the long hours of the night, as others try to get some sleep, CRPF jawans can be heard stomping through the silent streets, armed with lathis and alert to any signs of trouble that might break out in Kashmir's main city. The night brings with it more challenges for some jawans whose workday doesn't end, but continues in ever watchfulness till the early hours of the morning, officials said.

Did India take down Pakistan 14-1 at UNSC?
The fact that the informal UNSC meeting on J&K had no minutes, no votes or show of hands, no resolution, no statements, and no outcome, showed China-Pakistan were isolated and was cause for satisfaction for India. Diplomats pointed out that barring China, not one among the 14 other UNSC members came out to speak on the matter.

Modi's I-Day speech thought provoking: Shatrughan
Known for his staunch criticism of Narendra Modi, Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha played a different tune on Sunday and termed the Prime Minister's Independence Day address as "extremely courageous" and "thought-provoking". Sinha, who crossed over to the Congress after BJP refused him a ticket from Bihar's Patna Sahib, profusely praised Modi for the announcement creating the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

Mughal descendant's promise for Ram temple
A descendant of the Mughal dynasty living in Hyderabad has reiterated his offer to present the first brick to build Ram temple at Ayodhya if he is given the Babri masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land. “It will be a golden brick. Not only will I present a golden brick, but I will also hand over the entire land for construction of the temple,” he said.

Live: Eight killed in Himachal rain fury
Heavy rainfall and landslides have caused extensive damage and has blocked a large number of roads in the state. At least eight persons have lost their lives as Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts. Stay tuned to TOI for latest updates.

How entrance exams will become less stressful
National Testing Agency, one of the world's biggest exam testing bodies, has been mandated with creating an exam system that is scientific and at par with international standards

Now India will only discuss PoK with Pakistan: Rajnath Singh - India Today
Now India will only discuss PoK with Pakistan: Rajnath Singh  India Today

Rajnath Singh has said India is now only interested in discussing Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) with Pakistan now.

Pakistan rejects India's request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains - India Today
Pakistan rejects India's request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains  India Today

Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were ...

Mobile Internet services again snapped in Jammu region - Times of India
Mobile Internet services again snapped in Jammu region  Times of India

India News: A police official said authorities concerned directed *service* providers to snap the services around forenoon. The official said the decision was taken.

Kashmir: India's Modi hails 'path-breaking' changes amid lockdown -
Kashmir: India's Modi hails 'path-breaking' changes amid lockdown

On India's independence day, Narendra Modi defends decision to strip disputed region of autonomy as lockdown continues.

India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid. - The New York Times
India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.  The New York Times

NEW DELHI — More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line ...

BBC is increasing its shortwave radio shows to get past the news lockdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir - CNN
BBC is increasing its shortwave radio shows to get past the news lockdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir  CNN

As a communications blackout continues in Kashmir, the BBC is using one of the only ways to reach listeners in the Indian-controlled state: shortwave radio.

Indian activists release report after visiting 'desolate' Kashmir - Al Jazeera English
Indian activists release report after visiting 'desolate' Kashmir  Al Jazeera English

Group of Indian activists calls for withdrawal of government's move to revoke special status of disputed region.

PM Modi holds talks with Bhutanese counterpart, launches Rupay card, signs MoUs
India and Bhutan signed 10 Memorandum of Understandings in the field of space research, aviation, IT, power and education.
Plea in HC against Devendra Fadnavis for 'misuse of power' in transfer of bank accounts
The petition alleged the chief minister misused his power and promoted Axis Bank, causing losses to nationalised banks.
Torrential rains lash northern states, alert sounded in Punjab; Delhi monitoring Yamuna water level
In Punjab, an alert has been sounded in several districts following the release of excess water from Bhakra dam through the spill gates after heavy rainfall in its catchment area.
Former Assam BJP MP Ram Prasad Sarmah to join JDU
The lawyer-turned-politician started getting increasingly cornered within the BJP after he was denied a ticket to contest the last Lok Sabha elections.
Solider killed in Pakistan firing along LoC, Army responds strongly inflicting 'heavy damage' to Pak posts
Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing with small arms and mortar shells after which the Indian Army retaliated effectively.
11 patients lose eyesight after free cataract surgery at private hospital in Indore
After their examination, it was confirmed that an infection caused the ailment but the doctors could not ascertain the reason for their infections.
Hitman involved in Gauri Lankesh murder also shot dead Kalburgi, SIT says in chargesheet
SIT, probing the Kalburgi murder case, filed the charge sheet in the district court of Hubballi-Dharwad on Saturday.
Jammu and Kashmir: Flash floods hit Kathua, Samba; 15 rescued
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Jammu region, raising water level in major rivers, including in the Tawi, and leaving some low-lying areas submerged.
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Kolkata: Son of famous biryani chain owner arrested for running over 2 Bangladeshis

Kolkata: Son of famous biryani chain owner arrested for running over 2 BangladeshisThe deceased has been identified as Kazi MD Mainul Alam (36) of Jhenaidah district and Farhana Islam Tania (30) of Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Kashmir is Nuclear Flashpoint, Says Pakistan Army on Rajnath Singh's 'No First Use' Policy Remark

Kashmir is Nuclear Flashpoint, Says Pakistan Army on Rajnath Singh's 'No First Use' Policy RemarkA day after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that India's commitment to a 'No First Use' nuclear policy is subject to future circumstances, Pakistan army described the Kashmir issue as "nuclear flashpoint".

Parents feel Christian co-ed institutions highly unsafe for future of girls: Madras HC

Parents feel Christian co-ed institutions highly unsafe for future of girls: Madras HCJustice Vaidyanathan observed, Christian missionaries are always the source of attack in one way or the other, and in the present era, there are several accusations against them for indulging in compulsory conversion of people of other religions to Christianity."

Kerala Nun Sister Lucy, Who Protested Against Rape Accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, Expelled For Buying Car; Seeks Justice From Vatican

Kerala Nun Sister Lucy, Who Protested Against Rape Accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, Expelled For Buying Car; Seeks Justice From VaticanSister Lucy, a nun expelled by her congregation in Kerala on disciplinary grounds for over the alleged rape of another nun, appealed against the decision before the Catholic Church in Rome. She claims that she is being targeted for participating in protests against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Girlfriend Stabs Boyfriend With Scissors in China After He Called Her 'Too Fat to Eat Ice Cream'

Girlfriend Stabs Boyfriend With Scissors in China After He Called Her 'Too Fat to Eat Ice Cream'A Chinese girl's anger turned fatal to her boyfriend as he fat-shamed her for eating an ice-cream. The girl allegedly stabbed him to death with a pair of scissors. The couple in their twenties had been dating for just a month.

Gujarat: Woman held for killing brother-in-law with disability

Gujarat: Woman held for killing brother-in-law with disabilityThe accused was arrested after the police matched her handwriting from answer copies seized from a coaching centre in Junagadh where she had enrolled for civil services.

Day After Being Stabbed by Husband, Delhi Woman Succumbs to Injuries

Day After Being Stabbed by Husband, Delhi Woman Succumbs to InjuriesThe deceased has been identified as a resident of JJ Colony in Shakurpur area of North West district, who was stabbed by her husband after an argument ensued between the couple.

To stop wife flying abroad, Chennai man hoax calls airport claiming she's a fidayeen

To stop wife flying abroad, Chennai man hoax calls airport claiming she's a fidayeenThe calls by the man, who was arrested by the Delhi police on Saturday, had led to a red alert at Chennai airport on August 9.

Cloudburst leads to heavy destruction in Uttarakhand`s Uttarkashi, two swept away in house collapse
A cloudburst hit Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand on Sunday, flattening homes in several villages and leaving many residents trapped.
Either work or I will tell people `dhulai karo`: Nitin Gadkari warns government officials
During his speech, Gadkari also asked the entrepreneurs to expand their businesses fearlessly.
Incessant rains hit normal lives, create flood-like situation in several parts of India
While the situation in Kerala and Karnataka have improved to an extent, torrential rains and flood-like situation wreaked havoc in several other parts of India and threw the normal life out of gear. Many rivers and dams are overfl
‘Situation getting normal in Jammu and Kashmir, thanks to better strategy by Amit Shah, Ajit Doval’
Senior IPS officer and advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor, K Vijay Kumar, told Zee News that after government announced abrogation of Article 370, they formulated an effective strategy to tackle the situation in the region.
Journalist Ashish Janwani, brother shot dead allegedly by liquor mafia in Uttar Pradesh`s Saharanpur
The journalist, Ashish Janwani, died during treatment while his brother was killed on the spot after being shot at.
Mobile internet services snapped in Jammu region again
After a gap of 12 days, the 2G mobile internet services in Jammu region were resumed on Saturday.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mocks Pakistan for `running pillar to post` over J&K, says talks will happen only on PoK
Mocking Pakistan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “We removed Article 370 and the neighbour is getting weak. They are running across the world and even threatening us intermittently.”
Trouble mounts for absconding Bihar MLA Anant Singh, fresh FIR registered
A fresh case has been registered against the Mokama MLA for allegedly providing shelter to another absconding criminal, Chhotan Singh.
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Five dead as rains wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh
While three persons lost their lives in a house collapse, one person each died following a wall collapse and a landslide

We ended corruption, ran a transparent government: Manohar Lal Khattar
Besides Singh and Khattar, Agriculture Minister Narender Singh Tomar and several other senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party were present at the event held in Kalka.

Delhi: FIR registered against unknown people in AIIMS fire incident
The fire broke out on Saturday in the hospital and caused extensive damages to the first, second and third floor of the PC Block.

Karnataka: Five students die of electric shock in Koppal
The deceased students have been identified as Mallikarjun, Basavaraj, Devaraj, Ganesh and Kumar

Yorkshire Diamonds vs Loughborough Lightning Dream11 Prediction: Best picks for YD vs LL in KIA Women's Super League
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'Don't know what I was thinking': Jofra Archer breaks silence after bowling bouncer to Steve Smith
Jofra Archer's vicious bouncer to Steve Smith at Lord's sent the Australian batsman to the floor after being hit on the neck.

Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally
Demonstrations have lost some intensity since the ugly scenes witnessed during the protesters' occupation of the city's airport earlier in the past week, and Sunday's rally could show whether the movement still has broad-based support.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Article 370: I support govt's move, Congress has lost its way
Hooda said he supported the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government on abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Focus of J&K Police to Isolate Terrorists, Not Let Them Mislead People, Says DGP Dilbagh Singh
Dilbagh Singh acknowledged that there have been minor incidents in past 13 days 'but they were controlled locally by police officials'.

AIIMS Fully Functional Day After Massive Blaze, Patients Shifted Back to Wards
The AIIMS administration has initiated an internal inquiry to look into the cause of the fire and further strengthen preventive measure.

Journalist, Brother Shot Dead by Neighbour in UP over Dispute on Dumping Cow Dung
Dainik Jagran journalist, Ashish, and his brother Ashutosh, were shot dead by Mahipal inside their house. Mahipal owns a dairy in the city Kotwali area and his people were dumping cow dung near the victims' house.

'Courageous, Thought Provoking': Shatrughan Sinha Heaps Praise on Modi for His I-Day Speech
The first Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term was all about consolidating the gains India has made under his leadership.

How Google Maps Helped a Man Reunite With His Daughter After Four Months
The girl, who is mentally challenged, went missing from her home on Holi and police traced her village using Google Maps.

Work Or Will Tell People 'Dhulai Karo': Nitin Gadkari's Warning to Road & Transport Officials
The Union Minister, whose portfolios include road transport and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, was addressing a convention of Laghu Udyog Bharti, an RSS-linked outfit working in the MSME sector.

Five Students Electrocuted in Karnataka While Trying to Remove Flagpole Erected for I-Day
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa ordered a probe into the tragic incident and announced a relief of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the deceased.

LED Screens to Live Telecast Ganga Aarti at All Ghats in Varanasi
According to an official, the project cost is estimated to be around Rs 11.5 crore. The official said a big event for Ganga Aarti is held atDashashwamedh Ghat.

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Sun Aug 18 2019  Australian Dollar 48.2393
Sun Aug 18 2019  British Pound Sterling 86.4304
Sun Aug 18 2019  Canadian Dollar 53.5906
Sun Aug 18 2019  European Euro 78.9266
Sun Aug 18 2019  United States Dollar 71.1238

Time for reform: A spot exchange is just what the gold market needs
Spot gold has crossed the psychological level of $1,500 an ounce in the international market, its highest level since May 2013. Whereas, domestic futu

Gold climbs Rs 475 to Rs 38,420 on jewellers’ buying, silver gains Rs 378
Gold prices on Friday surged Rs 475 to Rs 38,420 per 10 gram at the bullion market here, on fresh buying from jewellers, according to the All India S

Kashmir's communications partially restored, says India
Phone services are slowly being reinstated, but internet and mobile phone services remain suspended.

Lynch-mob victim's family vows to fight for justice
Pehlu Khan's family says a lower court's decision to set free all the suspects has left them shattered.

India PM Narendra Modi vows to 'restore' Kashmir's 'past glory'
India's PM says ending autonomy will help growth after Pakistan's PM warned the world was watching.

Viewpoint: Why Modi's Kashmir move is widely supported in India
Ashok Malik explains why the views of many Indians on Kashmir have hardened in recent years.

Shah Faesal: India detains Kashmir politician at airport
A day earlier, he told the BBC that PM Modi had "murdered the constitution in broad daylight".

Viewpoint: Has India pushed Kashmir to a point of no return?
India's move to strip Kashmir of special status may re-invigorate the conflict in the region.

Article 370: The Indians celebrating Kashmir's new status
Many Indians see Kashmir as a fundamental part of their country's identity and back the government's move.

Man vs Wild: India reacts to Modi's Bear Grylls debut
What do viewers in India make of Narendra Modi's debut as a survival expert?

Ready to rectify mistakes, Zomato extends olive branch to restaurant owners
As many as 1,200 restaurants in several major cities have reportedly delisted themselves from the dine-in programmes of online platforms over “unsustainable” deep discounting offered by the aggregators, saying the table reservation services were hurting their business models.

Shoaib Akhtar slams Jofra Archer for not checking up on injured Steve Smith
Shoaib Akhtar criticized Jofra Archer for not checking up on Steve Smith, who was floored by one of his bouncers during the fourth day’s play of the second Ashes Test match between England and Australia

'Don't abuse PM Modi': Shazia Ilmi takes on anti-India protesters in Seoul
Ilmi stated said that when the protest became very aggressive, “he South Korean authorities came over and took them away.

Man nearly gets struck by lightning. Scary moment captured on camera
Romulus McNeill took to Facebook to share his scary experience.

Google Maps help father and daughter reunite after 4 months
According to the police , the missing girl had taken an e-rickshaw near the Kirti Nagar furniture market in Holi on March 21.

'Talks only on PoK': Rajnath Singh stings Pakistan on Kashmir
On Friday, Rajnath Singh had hinted that India might change its “no first use” policy for nuclear weapons amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.

'Courageous', Shatrughan Sinha's thumbs up to PM Modi's I-Day speech
Shatrughan Sinha was the second Congressman to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech.

Opinion | How the British see the dilution of Article 370
Many find it hard to accept that the world’s largest democracy could act in this manner. They have three broad concerns: First, this is seen as an attempt to deny the Valley its cherished identity. Second, the way this was done. Third, the environment the Modi government created in the Valley before and after it acted

Indian-Americans up in arm against Congressman over Kashmir remark
In his letter, Congressman asked Pompeo "to let me know as soon as possible what actions our government intends to take and please advise if l may be of any assistance."

Indian-Americans urge Trump to 'fully support' India on Kashmir
The Indian government abolished Article 370 and moved a separate bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

Will 'Indian' in the PIO ever disappear?
Two decades down the line, the prospect of a Kamala Devi Harris vs Nikki Randhawa Haley race for the White House isn’t all that far fetched.

Avid Modi supporter, Priti Patel appointed Britain's first Indian-origin Home Secretary
Patel had been a prominent member of the "Back Boris" campaign for the Conservative Party leadership and was widely tipped for the plum post in his frontline team.

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal's brother held in Bosnia
Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, heads the supervisory board at GIKIL, which has been among Bosnia's biggest exporters.

Over 9,700 complaints filed by Indian workers in Gulf countries this year, says S Jaishankar
"As per the information given by Missions and Posts in the Gulf countries, as on 30.6.2019, Kuwait tops the list with the highest number of complaints (2377)."

Indian-Americans thrilled over PM Modi's possible community address in Houston
Community leaders said the dates for the prime minister's address has not been finalised yet, but they have been asked to make preparations for a potential address of Modi in Houston on September 22.

Bose T-shirt, tweets put PIO political operative at heart of mega Dem feud
Before it became moderate and liberal, the Democratic Party was the original white primacist party in US; Republicans have taken over the mantle in recent years.

Modi heads home after winding up his two-day visit to Bhutan
The two countries inked 10 MoUs in the fields of space research, aviation, IT, power and education to infuse new energy in their ties.
Focus of J&K police to isolate terrorists, not let them mislead people: DGP
Security presence in the State has been stepped up and stringent restrictions put in place since August 5.
Tamil Nadu fishermen chased away by Lankan Navy: Association official
Over 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from here were allegedly intimidated and chased away by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchatheevu, a fishermen a
Phone-tapping scandal: H.D. Kumaraswamy says he will face any type of inquiry
I should fear only if I am involved in it, says former Karnataka Chief Minister.
Talks, if any, with Pakistan would focus only on PoK, says Rajnath Singh
Dialogue will happen if Islamabad ‘stops supporting terror from its soil,’ says Defence Minister
Madhya Pradesh’s Bunder diamond mine, 12 other mineral blocks to be auctioned in September
Bunder diamond mine in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh has reserves of around 34.20 million carats of diamond,
Congress did not give Ladakh due importance in defence policies: Namgyal
“Whenever the situation flared up in Kashmir, Congress tried to calm tempers by announcing special packages. It made stone-pelters happy and gave protection to separatists,” the BJP MP from Ladakh said.
Independent Bihar MLA Anant Singh goes missing from his Patna house
He was charged under UAPA after an AK-47 rifle, 22 cartridges and two bombs were recovered from his ancestral home
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India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.
Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda.

A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans.
Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work.

India Says It Will Ease Restrictions in Kashmir
After putting the region on lockdown for two weeks, the government said schools would reopen on Monday and phone service would be gradually restored.

With Trump as President, the World Is Spiraling Into Chaos
Trump torched America’s foreign policy infrastructure. The results are becoming clear.

The Silence Is the Loudest Sound
The Indian government has confined about seven million Kashmiris to their homes and imposed a complete communications blackout.

India Shut Down Kashmir’s Internet Access. Now, ‘We Cannot Do Anything.’
Pharmacists can’t restock medicines; workers aren’t being paid. But the government still loves to block the internet for “peace and tranquillity.”

Overlooked No More: Rani of Jhansi, India’s Warrior Queen Who Fought the British
When the British tried to take control of the northern Indian town of Jhansi, Queen Laxmibai trained and led her own army, and was killed in battle.

Inside the Crackdown in Kashmir
In Kashmir, Indian security forces are stopping people from moving freely and a communications blackout has cut residents off from the outside world.

18 People Missing As Flood Washes Away 20 Houses In Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Floods: At least 18 people are missing after a flood in the Tons river washed away around 20 houses in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district on Sunday.
Maserati Unveils Limited Edition Quattroporte And Levante At Monetary Car Week
Both models get exclusive interior trim options designed by Zegna along with special exterior paint shades.
When Dimple Kapadia's Plush Mumbai Home Was Recreated In London
A portion of Dimple Kapadia's home in Mumbai (also designed by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla) was recreated by the designers for a month-long Bollywood themed exhibition in Selfridges
Family Of Alwar Man Killed By Mob Stages Protest, Wife Threatens Suicide
A month after her husband was allegedly lynched, 27-year-old Rekha and her family members are protesting at a government-run hospital in Alwar district's Tapukada for the last three days.
Zero Balance Account: Interest Rate, Facilities Offered By Top Banks
Zero Balance Savings Account: Customers get a number of facilities such as debit and ATM cards and internet banking with the account.
LED Screens To Live Telecast Ganga Aarti At All Varanasi Ghats
The Central Public Works Department, the prime construction agency of the central government will install big LED screens for the live telecast of ''Ganga Aarti'' at all ghats and the Kashi Vishwanath...
Woman, 30, Gave Birth At AIIMS When Firefighting Ops Were Still On
When the staff at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi was busy evacuating patients on Saturday after a major fire broke out at the hospital, a few doctors at the institute rushed a...
Day After Fire, AIIMS Fully Functional, Patients Shifted To Wards
A day after a fire broke out on its premises, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was fully functional on Sunday and all patients, who were shifted out as a precautionary measure, were...
If talks are held with Pakistan, it will be on PoK: Rajnath Singh

If talks are held with Pakistan, it will be on PoK: Rajnath SinghUnion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pakistan it will now be on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). While addressing a public gathering in Haryana's Panchkula, Rajnath Singh said, "Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir for its development. Our neighbour is knocking doors of international community saying India made a mistake. Talks with Pak will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pakistan it will now be on PoK." He further added, "Few days ago, Prime Minister of Pakistan said that India is planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. It means that Pakistan PM acknowledges what India did in Balakot."

Culture and spiritual traditions created deep bonds between Bhutan, India: PM Modi

Culture and spiritual traditions created deep bonds between Bhutan, India: PM ModiWhile addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Anyone visiting Bhutan is struck as much by its natural beauty as by the warmth, compassion and simplicity of its people." "It is natural that the people of Bhutan and India experience great attachment to each other, as we are close not just due to our geography. Our history, culture and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between our peoples and nations," PM added.

'Ayushman Bharat' scheme offers health assurance to 500 million Indians: PM Modi

'Ayushman Bharat' scheme offers health assurance to 500 million Indians: PM ModiWhile addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India is home to world's largest healthcare scheme, 'Ayushman Bharat,' which offers health assurance to 500 million Indians. India has among the cheapest data connectivity in the world, which is directly and indirectly empowering millions."

Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing, launching Bhutan's own small satellite: PM Modi

Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing, launching Bhutan's own small satellite: PM ModiWhile addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It is a matter of great happiness that young Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing and launching Bhutan's own small satellite. I hope that someday soon, many of you will be scientists, engineers and innovators." "Bhutan has understood the spirit of harmony, togetherness and compassion. This very spirit radiated from the adorable children who lined the streets to welcome me yesterday. I will always remember their smiles," PM added.

Police bust drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal, 1 arrested

Police bust drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal, 1 arrestedIn one of the biggest seizures ever, police busted a drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal district on August 17. The drug manufacturing unit was located in Moijing Awang Leikai area of Thoubal. Police have seized 184.644 Kg of suspected heroin and brown sugar worth more than Rs 160 crore. One person was also arrested in this connection. More than 184 kilograms of heroin worth around Rs 160 crore was seized from the spot. Heroin is an opioid whose sale and production is banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, in India. Further investigation is underway in the case.

Important to protest if insulted as an Indian, says Shazia Ilmi

Important to protest if insulted as an Indian, says Shazia IlmiBJP leader Shazia Ilmi, who confronted Pakistan supporters raising anti-Modi and anti-India slogans in South Korea, said that it is imperative to peacefully register protest if insulted as an Indian. While speaking to ANI, she said, "I and two others were in Seoul for United Peace Federation conference as a delegation of Global Citizen Forum. After the conference, we went to Indian Embassy to meet our envoy. On our way to the hotel, we saw an aggressive protest by an unruly crowd carrying Pakistani flags and calling all kind of names to India and our PM. They kept saying Modi terrorist, India terrorist. We just felt it's our duty to tell them to not abuse our country or our PM." "It's important for all of us to register our protests wherever we are. It's important to peacefully register your anger at being insulted as a countryman as Indian," she added.

VP Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in Lithuania

VP Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in LithuaniaVice President M Venkaiah Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in Lithuania on August 17. He is on a three-nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from 17th to 21st August. Aim of the visit is to strengthen bilateral ties with the three Baltic nations. Naidu is the first high-level dignitary from India to visit the three countries.

Fire at AIIMS under control, cooling operation underway: Fire Service Director

Fire at AIIMS under control, cooling operation underway: Fire Service DirectorWhile speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, Delhi's Fire Service Director, Vipin Kental on fire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi said, "Fire is completely under control. Cooling operation is underway, they'll continue for some more time, the staff will be here to monitor that. No casualty has been reported." Earlier in the day, Massive fire broke out in PC block (a non-patient block) of AIIMS. The affected area is near the emergency ward on the 2nd floor. Patients are being shifted from AB ward (Orthopaedic Unit).

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